Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Coach's Team Prayer Case

The Supreme Court won't review a lower court decision that banned a high school football coach from bowing his head and kneeling during prayers led by his players.

Marcus Borden wanted the high court to overturn an appeals court ruling that upheld the East Brunswick, N.J., school district's policy that forbids him and other staff from joining in student-led prayer. But the court on Monday refused to take his appeal. Borden, the East Brunswick coach since 1983, had a long history of leading prayers before he was ordered to stop.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had said the school district policy banning his prayers was constitutional.